ELECTRIC GT CHAMPIONSHIP

FIA Electric GT Championship

The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) sanctioned Electric GT Championship, or eGT is a planned sports car racing series for electric grand tourers.  It is scheduled to debut in 2023. 

 

The championship was made public on May 6, 2021, following the announcement of the FIA's new Electric GT category for electric-powered grand tourer racing cars.

This concept is both sustainable and innovative, and it encapsulates the FIA's race-to-road approach to technology transfer, making it appealing to both manufacturers and road users. It is based on the concept of holding net zero-carbon races from the beginning of the championship, using renewable energy sources, and reforming every step of its organization standards to meet that objective.

 

The races will take place on full-length permanent circuits. The inaugural season will include at least six events in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, with plans to expand into the United States the following year. Each event will feature a qualifying sprint race on Saturday and a 45-minute main race on Sunday. At least one mandatory fast-charging pit stop will be included in the main race.

 

The regulations for the new category have been designed to match the performance of current GT3 cars, with many technologies carried over from the GT3 regulations to keep costs low. Manufacturers will also be allowed to retrofit an existing GT3 model with an electric powertrain.

 

The power output of the cars will be limited to 430 kW, though manufacturers may use two or four electric motors in a rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive configuration. Torque vectoring is also permissible to improve performance.

 

The FIA has set a minimum of fourteen full-season entries for the first two seasons of the series, divided among seven teams with two cars each. From 2025 on, there will be a minimum of twenty entries divided into ten teams. The championship will also feature at least two manufacturers, with a minimum of four by 2025.

 

There will also be a "theme park" in the paddock, according to the FIA, to give fans the opportunity to engage with electric mobility.

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